Sleep Health: Sleep Deprivation, Deficiency & Chronic Health Problems

Course Description & Information:

  • Sleep deficiency is a common public health problem in the United States. People in all age groups report not getting enough sleep. As part of a health survey for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 7–19 percent of adults in the United States reported not getting enough rest or sleep every day.
  • 1. The Science of Sleep

    • What is sleep
    • Physiological changes during sleep
    • Functions / benefits of sleep
    • Measuring sleep
    • Circadian rhythm/NREM/REM Sleep
    • 2. Sleep disorders and sleep problems

      • Types of sleep disorders
      • Link to chronic disease

      3. Good sleep habits / Lifestyle / How to improve good quality sleep

    • Pharmacist information: ACPE UAN: 0826-9999-23-009-L01-P, IRD: 6-30-23. Application based activity.
    Course Objectives:

    • Identify health conditions/diseases that are affected by inadequate or poor sleep.
    • Define at least two types or sleep disorders and treatment for each.
    • Summarize at least two strategies for improving quality of sleep along with mechanism of action.
    • Explain how exercise can improve quality of sleep.
    • State the link between stress and sleep quality.
    Learning Outcome: At least 80% of class participants will score 70% or greater on course post-test.

Course Credit: 2 Contact Hours

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Who Should Attend:

Pharmacists, Dietitians, Nursing professionals, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy professionals, and other medical professionals.

Certificate Requirements:

  • Full attendance.
  • Completion of course post-test (70%) and evaluation.

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